|This trophy was awarded to the goaltender that played a minimum of 25
games and had the highest save percentage in the league. The winner was
also awarded $25,000 to donate to a youth hockey or other educational
program of their choice.
History of the save percentage stat: The stat had been unofficially kept by
some teams in the league, but would become an official NHL stat for the
1982-83 season. Simply, it's number of saves a goalie makes divided by
the number of shots he faced.
History of the trophy: The Crozier Saving Grace Award was presented to
the NHL by the MBNA Corporation, its primary sponsor, in memory of
the late Roger Crozier, who played goalie for the Detroit Red Wings and
the Buffalo Sabres, and was also an employee of MBNA America Bank
following his retirement from hockey, for the 1999-2000 season. It was
discontinued after the 2006-07 season.
|Devils that have won the Crozier/Saving Grace Award: